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  Arduino Cookbook
Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino development board. This simple microcontroller lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. The recipes in this book provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away. Features: Get to know the Arduino development environment Understand the core elements of the Arduino programming language Use common output devices for light, motion, and sound Interact with almost any device that has a remote control Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement Use simple ways to transfer digital information from sensors to the Arduino device Create complex projects that incorporate shields and external modules Use and modify existing Arduino libraries, and learn how to create your own
  Robot Builders Bonanza
Have fun while learning how to design, construct, and use small robots! This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builders Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine a brain--and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey commands. This robot builders paradise is packed with more than 100 affordable projects, including 10 completely new robot designs. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable robots of all shapes and sizes. Mix and match the projects to develop your own unique creations. The only limit is your imagination!
  PIC Projects for Non-Programmers
John Iovine has created his next masterwork with PIC Projects for Non-Programmers. Engineers and hobbyists new to the PIC who want to create something today will find a valuable resource in this book. By working through the accessible projects in this book, readers will use a symbolic compiler that allows them to create 'code' via flowcharts immediately, getting their projects up and running quickly! The ability to create applications with the PIC from day one makes this a real page turner and a highly satisfying introduction to microcontrollers for both novices and readers who need to build their skills. The Flowcode 4 software is available on a companion website free of charge. * Gets readers up and running fast with a quick review of basics and then onto ten tried-and-tested projects * No languages to learn: Simply drag and drop the icons, plug in the settings and the PIC will respond to the commands * Step by step guide to using Flowcode 4.
  Practical Raspberry Pi
Practical Raspberry Pi takes you quickly through the hardware and software basics of the Raspberry Pi. Author Brendan Horan then gets you started on a series of fun and practical projects, including a simple temperature sensor, a media center, a real-time clock, and even a security monitoring device, all of which require minimal programming experience. Along with these projects, you'll learn all about the Raspberry Pi hardware, including how it can be so powerful and still so small and inexpensive, why it's so suitable as a video player, and how you can customize it for different tasks, including running different operating systems on it, including Android and RISC OS. The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive but relatively powerful little computer. It was designed to get kids interested in computing and programming, but it's also a great platform for hardware hackery. The projects in this book will get you deep into the hardware to show you what the Raspberry Pi can really do. What you'll learn: * An overview of Raspberry Pi hardware * How to get your Pi up and running with Linux * How to use your Pi for sensing temperature and driving a simple character LCD * How to create a media player with your Raspberry Pi * How to use your Pi as a serial console server * How to set up your Pi to be a security monitoring device * Other operating systems for your Pi, including Gentoo, Android, and RISC OS Table of Contents Introduction Power and power sources Electronics overview Tools you'll need Chapter 1: Raspberry Pi Hardware Inputs and Outputs Overview of the ARM11 CPU Overview of the Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU Headers and pin out schematics Notes on unusable headers Chapter 2: Software Overview and Installing Linux Why hard-float vs. soft-float is important Installing Fedora Optimizing Fedora to run from the SD Chapter 3: Using GPIO: A Simple Temperature Sensor Overview and warnings about Pi's GPIO Connecting the sensor Writing the code to read the temperature Chapter 4: Driving a Simple Character LCD Using an LCD controller and GPIO Writing to and controlling the LCD Chapter 5: Security Monitoring Device Chapter 6: Cross-compiling Applications for the Pi Why cross-compiling is a good idea Setting up a cross-compile environment on your desktop GCC tips and tricks Chapter 7: Media Center with Raspberry Pi Installing XBMC Setting up HDMI audio and video Chapter 8: Building a Real-time Clock Add an independent RTC to your Raspberry Pi Chapter 9: Embedded, IP-enabled Serial Console Server Accessing the Pi's UART and building a line-level converter Linux serial port server set-up Chapter 10: Appliance Automation Mains voltage warnings Building the hardware Writing the code to turn the appliance on and off Chapter 11: Other Operating Systems for the Pi Android RISC OS Plan9 Gentoo
  Exploring Arduino
Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino. Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book. * Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware. * Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones. * Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content. * Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity. * Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects. * Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book. * Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo. * Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!
  Make a mind-controlled Arduino Robot
Build a robot that responds to electrical activity in your brainits easy and fun. If youre familiar with Arduino and have basic mechanical building skills, this book will show you how to construct a robot that plays sounds, blinks lights, and reacts to signals from an affordable electroencephalography (EEG) headband. Concentrate and the robot will move. Focus more and it will go faster. Let your mind wander and the robot will slow down. Youll find complete instructions for building a simple robot chassis with servos, wheels, sensors, LEDs, and a speaker. You also get the code to program the Arduino microcontroller to receive wireless signals from the EEG. Your robot will astound anyone who wears the EEG headband. This book will help you: * Connect an inexpensive EEG device to Arduino * Build a robot platform on wheels * Calculate a percentage value from a potentiometer reading * Mix colors with an RGB LED * Play tones with a piezo speaker * Write a program that makes the robot avoid boundaries * Create simple movement routines
  Raspberry Pi IES
The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, programmable credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It?s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The Raspberry Pi foundation wants to see it being used by children all over the world to learn programming. The Raspberry Pi comes in two models: Model A has RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection) Model B has 256Mb RAM, two USB ports and an Ethernet port Raspberry Pi in easy steps is written to guide anyone new to computer programming, including children and students, through setting up and programming their new Raspberry Pi.
  Arduino Kinect Projects
If you've done some Arduino tinkering and wondered how you could incorporate the Kinect or the other way around, then this book is for you. The authors of Arduino and Kinect Projects will show you how to create 10 amazing, creative projects, from simple to complex. You'll also find out how to incorporate Processing in your project design, a language very similar to the Arduino language. The ten projects are carefully designed to build on your skills at every step. Starting with the Arduino and Kinect equivalent of "Hello, World," the authors will take you through a diverse range of projects that showcase the huge range of possibilities that open up when Kinect and Arduino are combined. * Gesture-based Remote Control. Control devices and home appliances with hand gestures. * Kinect-networked Puppet. Play with a physical puppet remotely using your whole body. * Mood Lamps. Build your own set of responsive, gesture controllable LED lamps. * Drawing Robot. Control a drawing robot using a Kinect-based tangible table. * Remote-controlled Vehicle. Use your body gestures to control a smart vehicle. * Biometric Station. Use the Kinect for biometric recognition and checking Body Mass Indexes. * 3D Modeling Interface. Learn how to use the Arduino LilyPad to build a wearable 3D modelling interface. * 360º Scanner. Build a turntable scanner and scan any object 360º using only one Kinect. * Delta Robot. Build and control your own fast and accurate parallel robot. What youll learn * Arduino and Kinect basics * Interfacing Kinect and Arduino through Processing * Communicating: Serial and communication over networks * Interacting with the physical world: Sensors and actuators * Volumetric Scanning * Step-by-step instructions on a variety of Arduino/Kinect projects Table of Contents: 1. Arduino Basics 2. Kinect Basics 3. Interfacing Arduino and Kinect through Processing 4. Hello World: LED-me 5. Gesture-based Remote Control 6. Kinect-networked Puppet 7. Mood Lamps 8. Drawing Robot 9. Remote-controlled Vehicles 10. Biometric Station 11. 3D Modeling Interface 12. 360º Scanner 13. Delta Robot
  Arduino Projects for Dummies
Arduino is a programmable circuit board that is being used by everyone from scientists, programmers, and hardware hackers to artists, designers, hobbyists, and engineers in order to add interactivity to objects and projects and experiment with programming and electronics. This easy-to-understand book is an ideal place to start if you are interested in learning more about Arduino's vast capabilities. Featuring an array of cool projects, this Arduino beginner guide walks you through every step of each of the featured projects so that you can acquire a clear understanding of the different aspects of the Arduino board. Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding before you tackle your first project Features a variety of fun projects that show you how to do everything from automating your garden's watering system to constructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap, building a robot car, and much more. Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of all ages Arduino Projects For Dummies is your guide to turning everyday electronics and plain old projects into incredible innovations.
  Arduino Robot Bonanza
Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots Breathe life into the robots of your dreams without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guidestarts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! * Get started on the Arduino board and software * Build a microcontroller-based brain * Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers * Write and debug powerful Arduino apps * Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering * Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own * Add remote control and wireless video * Generate sound effects and synthesized speech * Develop functional robot arms and grippers * Extend plans and add exciting features
  Beginning Arduino 2nd edition
Want to light up a display? Control a touch screen? Program a robot? The Arduino is a microcontroller board that can help you do all of these things, plus nearly anything you can dream up. Even better, it's inexpensive and, with the help of Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, easy to learn. In Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, you will learn all about the popular Arduino by working your way through a set of 50 cool projects. You'll progress from a complete Arduino beginner to intermediate Arduino and electronic skills and the confidence to create your own amazing projects. You'll also learn about the newest Arduino boards like the Uno and the Leonardo along the way. Absolutely no experience in programming or electronics required! Each project is designed to build upon the knowledge learned in earlier projects and to further your knowledge of Arduino programming and electronics. By the end of the book you will be able to create your own projects confidently and with creativity. You'll learn about: * Controlling LEDs * Displaying text and graphics on LCD displays * Making a line-following robot * Using digital pressure sensors * Reading and writing data to SD cards * Connecting your Arduino to the Internet This book is for electronics enthusiasts who are new to the Arduino as well as artists and hobbyists who want to learn this very popular platform for physical computing and electronic art. What youll learn: * Controlling LEDs * Displaying text and graphics on LCD displays * Making a line-following robot * Using digital pressure sensors * Reading and writing data to SD cards * Connecting your Arduino to the Internet Table of Contents: * Introduction * Light 'Em Up * LED Effects * Simple Sounders and Sensors * Driving a DC Motor * Binary Counters * LED Displays * Liquid Crystal Displays * Servos * Steppers and Robots * Pressure Sensors * Touch Screens * Temperature Sensors * Ultrasonic Rangefinders * Reading and Writing to an SD Card * Making an RFID Reader * Communicating over Ethernet Please note: The print version of this title is black and white; the eBook is full color. The color fritzing diagrams are available in the source code downloads on http://www.apress.com/9781430250166
  3D Printing for Dummies
Get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively! 3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create prototypes that use multiple materials and colors. This friendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3D printing technology available today and gives artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazing things 3D printing has to offer. Youll discover methods for the creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs with the help of this timely For Dummies guide. Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering, fused deposition, and granular binding techniques Covers the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of traditional products from magazines to material goods Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open-source designs, software, and hardware Addresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologies and provides strategies for improved success 3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to make manufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true!